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Long Distance Trails

Long Distance Trails

Bronte Way
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Bronte Way

Distance - 43 miles (69 km)

Start - SD 807 341- Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, near Burnley

Finish - SE 217 271 - Oakwell Hall, Birstall, near Bradford

The Bronte Way passes through Lancashire and Yorkshire and links the locations associated with the lives and works of the Brontė sisters.

The trail commences at Gawthorpe Hall, which was visited by Charlotte Bronte on several occasions, it takes in the Thursden Valley to link with the Pendle Way at Wycoller Hall which was the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in the novel Jane Eyre, the moors to Top Withens, believed to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, Ponden Hall near the village of Stanbury which inspired Thrushcross grange in Wuthering Heights.

Bronte Way

The route then continues to the characterful town of Haworth, where the Bronte sisters lived most of their lives, including Haworth Parsonage, where the Brontes lived and now a Bronte Museum, the Brontes' birthplace at Thornton, along the hills west of Bradford to the Spen Valley (Shirley country) before finishing at Oakwell Hall(pictured above) inspiration for 'Fieldhead' in Charlotte Bronte's novel Shirley.

Bronte Country

Long Distance Trails